5 songs for your workout playlist

5 songs for your workout playlist

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5 songs for your workout playlist

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We asked five athletes across five sports for one song that makes them feel in the zone and like they own their workout. The responses just might surprise you.

“Eye of the Tiger” | Survivor
"[This] is on my top list. I rank all of my music in my iPod, so when I’m going for a longer run, I play all of my ranked music, which is all upbeat." Andrew Gardner, Mead (Spokane, Wash.) cross country

“Hustle Hard” | Ace Hood
"The title says everything — it’s about hustling for what you want. Nothing comes easy. Ace Hood is telling a story that he needs to provide for his family. I read the message as providing for my team." Reuben Mwehla, Bellevue (Bellevue, Wash.) football

“The Boys of Fall” | Kenny Chesney
"Some people listen to really intense rap music, but that doesn’t get me pumped. I always listen to country music — I find it really relaxing. [This song] connects to fall athletes and how great it is to play for your high school team. Even though [Kenny Chesney] is talking about a football player, all of us soccer players listen to it, too, and think it’s like the boy version of our song." — Jenna Roeing, Centennial (Circle Pines, Minn.) soccer

“I’ll Be There” | Mariah Carey
"Growing up, I used to listen to Mariah because my sister and aunt would listen to her, and they raised me a lot. I love old school Mariah." — Bernie Montoya, Cibola (Yuma, Ariz.) track

“Indestructible” | Disturbed
"I occasionally listen to rap, but for the most part I definitely stick to rock. It gets me angry. [This song] makes me think of being a monster on the field." — A.J. Bogucki, Boyertown (Pa.) baseball

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